08 Sep, 2014Protocols.io: Crowdsourcing Scientific Protocols


Anyone who has taken a general laboratory class knows that the lab manual has multiple protocols that one follows in order to complete…

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28 Jul, 2014Crowdfunding of an HIV Vaccine Brings Hope and Skepticism


We have recently discussed here how crowdfunding — donations from the general public in support of a cause, idea, or invention — has…

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29 Oct, 2013Outsourcing is Changing Pharmaceutical Research – A Conversation with Kevin Lustig on The Empowered Patient


Kevin Lustig was invited by The Empowered Patient Radio Show after they heard Kevin at the Tech Coast Angels quick pitch competition.  Kevin…

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14 May, 2013Virtual Drug Discovery: Online Sources of Funding


In part two of the series on virtual drug discovery, published in pharmaphorum last month, Dr Kevin Lustig and Dr Maria Thompson of Assay…

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21 Mar, 2013Rare Disease $10K Grant For Rett Syndrome


Our Rare Disease Science Challenge ended March 15 and Qiang Chang was voted as the winner of our $10,000 research grant. His project…

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05 Feb, 2013Crowdsourcing Chemistry


In the field of synthetic chemistry, the “elephant in the room” is that chemists spend most of their time just trying to reproduce…

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30 Oct, 2012Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science and Finding a Cure for Cancer


It seems as if hardly a week goes by now without reading about a new example of crowdsouricing or citizen scientists working on…

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18 Oct, 2012Open Science: A Sustainable Future


Assay Depot’s CEO, Kevin Lustig, spoke in the recent Burrill Report about the Open Science movement and how the democratization of drug research…

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15 Oct, 2012The Evolution of Outsourcing to Crowdsourcing


Assay Depot’s Kevin Lustig explains how outsourcing and now crowdsourcing are changing how scientific research is done* In James Surowiecki’s book “The Wisdom…

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